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NBN Co To Resume HFC Drive

NBN Co, which paused HFC sales earlier this month, due to the global shortage of chips, is expecting to resume taking orders for new hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) services from late May.

Chips are used in the network termination devices (NFD), or connection boxes, that are installed at customer’s premises.

NBN Co said it has reached an agreement with its NFD supplier that will allow new HFC orders to recommence “from the end of May or early June”.

It said, however, the situation could change depending on when it received stock, which it wants to build up ahead of taking new orders.

“Our recommencement plan is contingent on deliveries of stock, the first of which is due at the end of March and then at regular intervals throughout April and thereafter,” NBN Co said.

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